University of Pennsylvania
BackgroundInterview Date:May 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Half Southeast Asian and Half White
Graduation Year: 2019
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
High School Experience: Public high school in New Jersey with a graduating class of about 250 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Cognitive Science with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in a sorority, I tutor once a week in West Philadelphia with the Community School Student Partnerships, I also [have a leadership role] in the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Nothing has had a big impact per se, but tutoring has been something that I really enjoy. It’s something I’ve always thought as important to do because it grounds you. You’re stressed with school all the time and then for three hours a week you’re removed from that and you’re helping people. It’s not something that I had a big learning experience from, but it’s something that’s very important to me and helps me not get engulfed in the silly stresses of college life.